Trains Galway to Dundalk: Times, Prices and Tickets

20/04/2024
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Galway to Dundalk by train

The journey from Galway to Dundalk by train is 185.83 km and takes 5 hrs 3 mins. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 19:20. It is possible to travel from Galway to Dundalk by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration5 hrs 3 mins
Connection per Day9
First Departure05:25
Last Departure19:20
Distance185.83 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalDundalk
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Dundalk Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 20 Apr 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Galway to Dundalk?

When you're traveling from Galway to Dundalk, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . You might be able to find prices as low as , but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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When you're traveling from Galway to Dundalk, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does the journey from Galway to Dundalk take by train?

The journey between Galway and Dundalk by train is approximately 185.83 km. It will take you more or less 5 hrs 3 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Galway and Dundalk by train usually takes 5 hrs 3 mins to cover a distance of 185.83 km. The shortest journey from Galway to Dundalk will take you 4 hrs 29 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Dundalk quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

What time are the first and last departures from Galway to Dundalk?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Galway at 05:25, and the last departure will leave at 19:20. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Galway to Dundalk can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. The first journey of the night departs from Galway at 05:25. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 19:20. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Galway and Dundalk. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

What are the stations on the Galway to Dundalk route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Galway from the following stations: . Arriving at Dundalk, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Dundalk, Bus Station. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Dundalk.

How many times a day do journeys run from Galway to Dundalk?

You will be able to travel from Galway to Dundalk using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 9 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Galway to Dundalk using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Galway to Dundalk each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 9 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Dundalk. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Galway to Dundalk
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Dundalk.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Galway to Dundalk, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Galway to Dundalk.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around €1.00 to €35.39 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 97% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Dundalk

The cheapest Galway - Dundalk train tickets can be found for as low as €3.66 if you’re lucky, or €9.60 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €35.39.

Find the best day to travel to Dundalk by train

When travelling to Dundalk by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Galway to Dundalk CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
13.01kg
Bus
13.94kg
Flight
37.17kg
Car
29.73kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Dundalk by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Dundalk are 13.01kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Dundalk? By taking the train between Galway and Dundalk you will save 24.16kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.93kg compared to a bus and 16.72kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Dundalk by train?
Galway to Dundalk is 185.83 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Dundalk take?
Galway to Dundalk is on average 5 hrs 3 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 29 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Dundalk?
Galway to Dundalk has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Dundalk leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Dundalk departs at 05:25. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Galway to Dundalk depart?
The latest train from Galway to Dundalk departs at 19:20. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What's the fastest journey time between Galway to Dundalk by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Dundalk is 4 hrs 29 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Dundalk?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Dundalk.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Dundalk by train?
The train journey from Galway to Dundalk creates 13.01kg of CO2 emissions.

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